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"America Changed Through Music": Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music Essay Collection

Monday, October 8, 2012 - 10:08am
Dr Ross Hair and Dr Thomas Ruys Smith/ School of American Studies, University of East Anglia

Following a highly successful international conference in September (, proposals are now invited for a book of essays marking the sixtieth anniversary of Harry Smith's landmark Anthology of American Folk Music. Over the six decades since its release in 1952, Smith's collection of American vernacular musics has exerted considerable influence on numerous generations of musicians, artists, and writers.

Exegesis Issue 2: Testimonies and Confessions DEADLINE 10th Jan 2013

Monday, October 8, 2012 - 9:17am
Exegesis Journal, Royal Holloway, University of London

Exegesis, the academic e-journal of the English Department at Royal Holloway, University of London (, is now accepting submissions for the Spring 2013 edition on 'Testimonies and Confessions'. In this issue we seek to generate discussion about the forms that testimonies and confessions have taken historically, theologically, and literarily from an interdisciplinary, cross-period perspective. Authors may choose to investigate this topic literally, metaphorically, or theoretically, and in terms of specific texts, authors, times, or places. Articles and creative pieces might address, but are not limited to, any of the following subjects:

Special Journal Issue, Archival Science

Sunday, October 7, 2012 - 10:44pm
Queens College The City University of New York & University College London

Call for Paper Proposals
Special Edition, of Archival Science: Archiving Activism
Editors: Ben Alexander and Andrew Flinn

The proposed Special Edition will explore the myriad connections between contemporary archival practice and activism. This is a topic which although not new is one of rising contemporary significance as archive materials, the institutions which hold them and the many archivists which look after them are increasingly recognized and actively recruited in the cause of political and social justice. This comes at a time when notions of a more active, collaborative and participatory archival practice is gaining currency in the professional archival world.

Article topics may include but are not limited to:

Call for Papers: Film Adaptation PCA/ACA (March 27-30, 2013) Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

Sunday, October 7, 2012 - 5:21pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

Call for Papers: Film Adaptation
PCA/ACA (March 27-30, 2013)
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
For Conference details go to:
Deadline for proposal submissions is November 30.
All paper topics will be considered. To be considered, please submit an abstract online of no more than 250 words to:
Instructions for logging in and submitting proposals appear on the home screen of the site.
For more information please contact:
David L. Moody, Ph.D.

[UPDATE] Critical Innovations: Reading & Writing Experimental Texts--Edited Collection

Sunday, October 7, 2012 - 4:42pm
Kristina Quynn (CSU) & Robin Silbergleid (MSU)

We seek essays for an edited collection on the topic of innovative criticism. Building on the work of the autobiographical or creative modes popularized in the late 1980s and early 1990s, this collection assembles essays that explore the alternative methods, approaches, and practices that experimental, innovative, alternative, minor, and/or avant-garde texts call for or require. This collection acknowledges that the act of literary or cultural criticism is not neutral or distanced but is a personal and politicized practice that performs critical authority and expertise according to understood and agreed upon critical conventions.

Burning Daylight--Sonoma State University Student Journal (October 5th- December 1st)

Sunday, October 7, 2012 - 4:34pm
Burning Daylight--Sonoma State University

Statement of Journal:

Burning Daylight is an annual student journal published through Sonoma State University's Department of English graduate program dedicated to providing a place for the emergent voices in the field of literature. We publish original critical and theoretical essays from B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. students that represent the current work, trends, and thoughts in literary criticism, composition, and rhetoric.

This issue does not have a theme so to encourage representation of a wide array of interests and ideas within the field.

Submission Guidelines:

CFP: "If Walls Could Scream. Gothic Houses Across Media". SEMINAR for Conference of IGA , August 5 – 8 2013

Sunday, October 7, 2012 - 2:04pm
Francesca Saggini (University of Tuscia, Italy) and Anna Enrichetta Soccio (University of Chieti, Italy)

Gothic Technologies/Gothic Techniques
Biennial Conference of the International Gothic Association, 2013
August 5 – 8, 2013: University of Surrey, United Kingdom

CFP: "If Walls Could Scream. Gothic Houses Across Media"
Convenor: Prof. Francesca Saggini (Università della Tuscia, Italy)
Co-Convenor: Prof. Anna Enrichetta Soccio (Università "G. d'Annuzio", Chieti, Italy)

O' Henric Turn in Maugham: A paradox or a fable

Saturday, October 6, 2012 - 2:41pm
Muhammad Reazul Islam, Faculty, Department of English, King Khalid University, KSA

O' Henric Turn in Maugham: A paradox or a fable

"The Ant and the Grasshopper" is a fabulous short story written by William Somerset Maugham. The story starts with a popular fable relating the conversation between an industrious ant and its reluctant counterpart, a grasshopper. Though the story of the fable is embodied with a moral where industry is rewarded and giddiness punished, we see a completely different scenario in the end of the story. Maugham provides an O' Henric turn in the catharsis of the story and makes a sense of paradox and ambiguity. Consequently, it becomes an irony of the moral conflict between a man of ethics and that of a fantasy world.

Navigating Place and Power

Saturday, October 6, 2012 - 12:36pm
Duke University Department of History

The Graduate Students of the Duke University Department of History are pleased to invite graduate students in the humanities and social sciences to submit papers for Navigating Place and Power, an annual one-day conference at Duke University on Friday, February 15, 2013. This interdisciplinary conference will seek to promote dialogue between scholars of various disciplines in order to uncover the inner workings of how people and groups negotiate systems of power. Papers may engage with various scales of power and explore dimensions of place, from broad transnational networks to the politics of everyday life.